What We Can Diagnose and Monitor

Pulmonary function testing is an important adjunct to the diagnosis and management of many lung conditions.  Specific conditions in which lung function testing is important include:

  • Asthma
  • COPD (Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease  
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Neuromuscular Diseases (e.g., ALS, Myasthenia Gravis, Kyphoscoliosis)
  • Transplant evaluation
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Hypoxia (i.e., low oxygen in the blood)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Decreased Exercise Tolerance
  • Chronic cough
  • Upper Airway Obstruction
  • Drug Monitoring (e.g., amiodarone, a drug for the heart)
  • High Altitude Evaluation (i.e., for individuals with lung conditions planning on traveling to a high altitude location)
    • Fitness Assessment

There are a variety of pulmonary tests available to help diagnosis and monitor your condition. Your pulmonologist can provide more information on the testing required.

Contact Us

If you have a question regarding an upcoming lung function test, you can reach us at 212-241-5819.